Here we are. The last day of November. How in the world did we rush through the year so quickly? Tomorrow begins a new month ending the year of 2017. Three more weeks of shopping for Christmas gifts. This past Friday through Monday was most likely the busiest shopping days of the year for most businesses. Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, prices will usually go up on items until after the holidays. I have not bought any gifts yet, which means I will probably pay more for the gifts I select. In my opinion, that is better than fighting crowds of people to save $2 on a toaster or such nonsense.